This installation was created in four months with $87,000, which included all research, design, fabrication, and installation. Both the design and the fabrication of the exhibit reflect the client's modest purpose. Although the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is not well understood in this country, millions around the world know the United States only from the bold shield emblazoned on a life-saving relief shipment tumbling from a truck.
Village Works: Photographs by Women in China's Yunnan Province
Village Works is an exhibition of a photo project documenting life in a remote Chinese province, with photos taken by local women. Designing the show meant dealing with issues of how to appropriately show the photos in the context of an art museum. Sealing them off in frames would signify them as art and possibly obscure their immediacy. Also, there were no original prints to show; the photos had been scanned and existed digitally.
The challenge for the environmental graphics and signage of the Wildhorse Saloon was the concealed location of the entertainment venue along the waterfront at the end of Disney's Pleasure Island. The 18-foot-round, rotating backlit logo sign perched 70 feet above street level was designed to lure the thousand of guests entering Pleasure Island to experience the excitement of the saloon. Thundering and larger-than-life-sized, three-dimensional wild horses stampede over trompe l'oeil mountains to create visual excitement.